Lighting art with framing projectors is gaining steam among homeowners, though it remains one of the best kept secrets in the industry. Every designer’s goal is to produce a system for their clients that looks like a one of a kind of display.
But in an industry where designers are constantly pushing new technology to its limits, achieving that goal may feel impossible.Using shaped illumination is one of those new concepts, and is perhaps the final word on sophisticated painting or sculpture displays.
The end effect is the primary reason for lighting art with framing projectors. Shaped illumination has an enormous capacity to generate contrast, and every designer knows that contrast is key to generating visual interest. To get that high contrast appearance, the fixture is masked in a way that eliminates spill illumination. While spill can produce a dramatic look that some homeowners prefer, it can also flatten the subject against the wall, as it is less clear where the boundaries of the painting or sculpture are. Of course, people don’t really have trouble picking up on the shape and size of the subject, but with additional contrast, its colors will appear more vibrant and provide extra depth around the subject’s edges, making it appear as if it is popping off the wall. It’s a show stopper, to be sure, and is completely safe to use with a delicate subject as well, so it is appropriate for any setup.